2019 NJCAA DI Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – Cloud County CC and Iowa Central CC remain at the top of the NJCAA Division I Cross Country National Polls, but there was plenty of movement behind them.

Expect additional movement as the countdown finds us five weeks away from the 2019 NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 9, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

NJCAA Division I — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Iowa Central CC
Central Arizona
El Paso CC
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC
1
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
2
Iowa Central CC
3
Central Arizona
4
El Paso CC
5
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Clound County CC continued as the nation’s hottest team, finishing as the top JUCO squad at the Woody Greeno/Jay Dirksen Invitational on September 21 and Emporia State Invitational on September 28, the latter while resting top runner Dais Malebana. The T-Birds actually strengthened its grip on the No. 1 position, increasing its first-place votes by two (now with 8 of the 10) and points by six (at 197, just 3 away from being unanimous).

Iowa Central CC and Central Arizona College switched positions, with Iowa Central moving ahead of Central Arizona by just one point. Central Arizona, which received the other two first-place votes not going to Cloud County, is defending national champs. One or the other has been national champion every year since 2012.

El Paso CC remains at No. 4, while Hutchinson CC moved up two spots to No. 5.

Making the biggest move in the poll is Paradise Valley CC, which zoomed up to No. 11 after not receiving any votes in the last poll. The Pumas – fourth at last year’s nationals – started the season only last weekend, winning the AACAC Championships.

NJCAA Division I — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Iowa Central CC
El Paso CC
South Plains (Texas)
Central Arizona
Southern Idaho
1
Iowa Central CC
2
El Paso CC
3
South Plains (Texas)
4
Central Arizona
5
Southern Idaho
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Iowa Central CC continues its trek for a three-peat, maintaining its position as unanimous No. 1. The Tritons were the top JUCO squad in the Woody Greeno/Jay Dirksen Invitational on September 21, finishing 2nd to NCAA DI Iowa.

El Paso CC and South Plains College remain at Nos. 2 and 3. El Paso, defending national runner-up, easily won the Saints Collegiate Invitational on September 21. Their only blemish is a narrow loss to NCAA DI UTEP.  South Plains beat then-No. 4 New Mexico JC two weeks in a row, most recently at the latter’s own invitational. The South Plains Open this weekend will see the two Texas powers collide.

Moving up to Nos. 4 and 5 are Central Arizona College and College of Southern Idaho. Central Arizona gained two spots after winning the team title at the ACCAC Championships, while Southern Idaho, third at last years nationals, was third in Saturday’s Ken Garland Classic.

Just one point out of the top five is Monroe, moving up from No. 10. Late-starting Paradise Valley CC made the poll’s biggest jump, debuting at No. 12.

NJCAA Division I
Men's Cross Country
USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week #2 - October 2nd

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC
Region XI
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3central-arizonaCENTRAL ARIZONA
Region I
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4el-paso-ccEL PASO CC
Region V
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6trinidad-state-colo-jcTRINIDAD STATE (COLO.) JC
Region IX
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO
Region XVIII
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC
 ▲5
(LW: 13)
9allen-kan-ccALLEN (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC
ICCAC/Region XI
 ▼5
(LW: 5)
11paradise-valley-ariz-ccPARADISE VALLEY (ARIZ.) CC
Region I
 NR
12ranger-texasRANGER (TEXAS)
Region V
 ▲4
(LW: 16)
13lansing-mich-ccLANSING (MICH.) CC
Region XII
 ▼2
(LW: 11)
14mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC
Region I
 ▼2
(LW: 12)
15north-iowa-area-ccNORTH IOWA AREA CC
Region XI
 ▼5
(LW: 10)
16cleveland-state-tenn-ccCLEVELAND STATE (TENN.) CC
Region VII
 ▼2
(LW: 14)
17vincennes-indVINCENNES (IND.)
Region XXIV
 ▲6
(LW: 23)
18hawkeye-iowa-ccHAWKEYE (IOWA) CC
Region XI
 ▼1
(LW: 17)
19colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼4
(LW: 15)
20highland-kan-ccHIGHLAND (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼2
(LW: 18)
21cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)
Region VI
 ▲1
(LW: 22)
21butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼2
(LW: 19)
21south-plains-texasSOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS)
Region V
 NR
24monroe-n-yMONROE (N.Y.)
Region XV
 ▼3
(LW: 21)
25ccbc-essex-mdCCBC ESSEX (MD.)
Region XX
 NR
NJCAA Division I
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week #2 - October 2nd

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC
Region XI
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2el-paso-ccEL PASO CC
Region V
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3south-plains-texasSOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS)
Region V
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4central-arizonaCENTRAL ARIZONA
Region I
 ▲2
(LW: 6)
5southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO
Region XVIII
 ▲3
(LW: 8)
6monroe-n-yMONROE (N.Y.)
Region XV
 ▲4
(LW: 10)
7cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)
Region VI
 ▼2
(LW: 5)
8new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC
Region V
 ▼4
(LW: 4)
9mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC
Region I
 ▲6
(LW: 15)
10iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC
ICCAC/Region XI
 ▼3
(LW: 7)
11butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12paradise-valley-ariz-ccPARADISE VALLEY (ARIZ.) CC
Region I
 NR
13north-iowa-area-ccNORTH IOWA AREA CC
Region XI
 ▼4
(LW: 9)
14lansing-mich-ccLANSING (MICH.) CC
Region XII
 ▼3
(LW: 11)
15pasco-hernando-flaPASCO-HERNANDO (FLA.)
Region VIII
 ▼2
(LW: 13)
16pratt-kan-ccPRATT (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▲7
(LW: 23)
17cuyahoga-ohio-ccCUYAHOGA (OHIO) CC
Region XII
 ▼3
(LW: 14)
18muskegon-mich-ccMUSKEGON (MICH.) CC
Region XII
 ▼2
(LW: 16)
19hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼2
(LW: 17)
20highland-kan-ccHIGHLAND (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼2
(LW: 18)
21daytona-stateDAYTONA STATE
Region VIII
 ▼3
(LW: 18)
22ranger-texasRANGER (TEXAS)
Region V
 ▼2
(LW: 20)
22colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 NR
22carl-albert-state-oklaCARL ALBERT STATE (OKLA.)
 ▼1
(LW: 21)
25central-wyomingCENTRAL WYOMING
Region IX
 ◀▶
(LW: 25)

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks National Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 9/18
Week 2Wed 10/2
Week 3Wed 10/16
Week 4Wed 10/30
Week 5Wed 11/6
Nov. 9: NJCAA DI National Champs (Albuquerque, N.M.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/9
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